Galaxy is an open, Web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. Taverna-Galaxy integration is a first step towards making Galaxy and Taverna 2 more interoperable. It allows the automatic generation of Galaxy tools from Taverna 2 workflows. The tools can then be installed as usual in a Galaxy server and allow the Taverna workflows to become part of a Galaxy pipeline. It has been developed by Kostas Karasavvas of NBIC.
Users do not need to install Taverna-Galaxy themselves. It is available as part of the myExperiment Web site. While browsing Taverna 2 workflows the user will see an additional link “Download as Galaxy Tool” in the download section of the workflow. The tool can then be installed into Galaxy in the usual manner by the Galaxy administrator. They will also need a Taverna Server that will run the Taverna-Galaxy tools.
Also check out the Taverna-Galaxy wiki.
For Taverna-Galaxy users
- You can now include Taverna workflows as part of your Galaxy workflows
- The Taverna workflow will be made available as a Galaxy tool
- You can search/browse Taverna workflows from the myExperiment workflow repository, and
- Just let your Galaxy administrator know which Taverna workflows you want installed in Galaxy
Try it out
- The NBIC Galaxy Server provides a demo platform to run some pre-installed Taverna workflows in Galaxy
Taverna-Galaxy in use
Dr Casey Bergman and his group of Life Sciences researchers from the Bergman Lab @ University of Manchester working on eukaryotic genome biology have successfully installed and used the integrated Taverna-Galaxy tools.
See their blog about their experiences in installing and running Taverna-Galaxy.